[Webinar Recording] Discerning Deacons Serves the Synod: How Can US and Latin American Catholics walk together on this synodal journey as one Church?


The Recording is available! February 9, 2022 Webinar – English

As we seek to go on the synodal path here in the US, Mauricio López, director of the Pastoral Center for Social Action and CELAM Networks, will share his insights and reflections from the first Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean — an unprecedented assembly of clergy, religious, and laity. And how Catholics on both continents can walk this synodal journey together.


Ya está disponible la grabación del evento Webinar del 9 de febrero de 2022 – Español

Mientras buscamos el camino sinodal aquí en los Estados Unidos, Mauricio López, director del Centro Pastoral para la Acción Social y de las Redes del CELAM, compartirá sus ideas y reflexiones de la primera Asamblea Eclesial de América Latina y el Caribe, una asamblea sin precedentes de clérigos, religiosos y laicos. Y cómo los católicos de ambos continentes pueden recorrer juntos este camino sinodal.


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“[I hope the Church ordains women to the diaconate] to bring a wider witness and expression of God’s life, love, and presence to the people of God. Women’s voices and leadership will heal, encourage and empower the lives of men, women, and children. It will call forth a new understanding of church vocation and enrich Catholic family life.”
Deedee Van Dyke
Catholic Chaplain, Joliet, IL
“The first Apostle was a woman, Mary Magdalena. She continues to remain a tower of strength for women in ministry today. If more women were ordained to the diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church, I believe we would have more meaningful and spiritually enriching homilies, and our liturgies would embrace and welcome all to the Eucharistic table.”
Sonja Grace
“If I was ordained as a deacon, it would not be a means to an end, but rather it would be a continual invitation to a deeper and broader journey with Christ. Deacons are asked to become outwardly more visible as hands in service to the Church. To respond to such a vocation would be a treasure, a deepening of my inner faith life enriched by the outward experiences of ministry and service. Both the inner and outer journey become a longing to seek and know the Christ we are called to serve.”   
Nina Laubach
Student, MDiv program at Princeton Theological Seminary

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